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pi-top Pulse Amazon Alexa Integrated Smart Speaker for pi-top and CEED

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Brand: pi-top  MPN: pi-topPULSE 
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No matter if you are a beginner or an expert, this pi-topPULSE smart speaker is a fun and educational project-based learning tool that allows you to learn, play, create and get started using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects with music, lights and sound.

The pi-topPULSE is a sleek, smart speaker that is designed for use as an add-on for the pi-top and pi-topCEED, and as a HAT for the Raspberry Pi 3. Makers, students and educators alike will be able to design and build many different projects, ranging from functioning as a high-end Raspberry Pi 3 speaker, a LED matrix for sound-based light shows, or even a customisable cloud-based voice service, with Amazon Alexa integration!

Featuring a built-in microphone that allows for Amazon's cloud-based voice service compatibility, which together with the built-in speaker allows you to ask questions and get information from the world wide web. Why not code your own games or create music and light shows.

Project examples:

LED Array
Snake
Pong
Flappy birds

Speaker
Sonic pi to code music
General for listening to music
Siri (where questions are typed)

Microphone
Sample music recording
Real-time graphic equaliser (responds to music you're playing!)
Voice recording

Combined projects
Create your own DIY cloud-based voice service, with Amazon Alexa
Light show with sonic pi
Pixel Game with sound
Tamagotchi

A suite of python libraries is provided to make usage simple and easy, with lots of example programs, demos and pi-top lesson plans (pi-topOS only) available to get you started with the LEDs, speaker and microphone.
  • 7 x 7 RGB LED matrix array, speaker and microphone
  • Fully configurable and easy to program
  • Uses Python to make patterns and pictures
  • High refresh-rate for perfect animations synchronised to sound
  • Easy to transport and deploy in any classroom
  • Endorsed by OCR, a leading UK awarding body
  • All functionalities can be used simultaneously
  • Fully HAT-compatible
  • Comes fully assembled and ready to go
  • Includes magnetic stand-offs

Chassis
Dimensions (LxWxH)67 x 60.5 x 15mm
Weight40.5g
Mounting points4x Magnetic feet for pi-top and pi-topCEED
2x Magnetic-spacers for Raspberry Pi 3
FunctionRaspberry Pi 3 HAT and pi-top add-on compatible
LED Light array
7 x 7 Programmable RGB LED matrix
7x additional LEDs concealed around the board for fun -
3x on the bottom and 4x under the speaker grill
Speaker
In-built speaker with a loud and clear sound
2-watt 4Ω speaker
Microphone
In-built microphone concealed inside case
Designed to integrate with Amazon Alexa, for a fully-interactive
'smart' cloud-based voice service

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